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March 23 - June 6 2024

I'm participating in an exhibition “ORIGIN of SIMPLICITY. 20 Visions of Japanese Design” at ADI Design Museum in Milan.

"The essentiality of the shapes, the extreme care to details, the originality of each piece in the continuity of tradition, combined today with technological research, are peculiarities that make Japanese design an international icon."

curated by Rossella Menegazzo 
exhibition set-up and graphic design by Kenya Hara


2023 winter


Public art installation at the Pier-2 art center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in a 2m x 2m metal container outdoors.

The Pier-2 art center was once an abandoned and forgotten warehouse. The area has been revitalized, making it a place where tourists and locals can come together to enjoy fine art. The large space right next to the pier houses sculpture, wall art, tasteful stores, and cafes. Exhibitions and performances also happen there. It is truly amazing place and it is like a paradise for art lovers.

The artwork is illuminated after the sun goes down. My work is backlit so that the jellyfishes become more translucent and ethereal, revealing more details, so I recommend seeing it at night. I’ve always wanted to create jellyfishes so I’m glad that I had the opportunity to do it!

It will be on display until 2028.


No. 1, Dayong Rd., Yancheng Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan


Summer 2023

“Underwater Flora and Fauna” summer window. Collaboration with Tiffany & Co. for their Landmark Fifth Avenue, New York, and Avenue Montaigne and Le Bon Marché, Paris locations.

Click here to see more images.



June 2023


My work is featured in French magazine, Flow, number 62, June/July.

The article can be read here.


August 2022

”Seascape 1" necklace is now in the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. 

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June 2022


I’m very excited that two of my pieces have been included in the new book, “Iro, The Essence of Color in Japanese Design” by Rossella Menegazzo, published by Phaidon Press.


April 2022


I’m participating in a show, “[ím]pares,” from April 5 to June 12, 2022, at Japan House São Paulo.
I hope those of you who live in the area will have a chance to visit!
credit: Japan House São Paulo | Ding Musa

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March 2022


I’m very grateful to have been featured in What Women Create. It was very generous of them to dedicate 26 pages to my work, including the front and back covers, inside front and back cover spreads, and other pages with my works and writings. There are a lot of photos!

It is available at large chain stores like Barnes and Noble, Michael’s, Joann Fabrics, and selected grocery stores such as Whole Foods. I’m so glad that this magazine is available everywhere in the USA, however if you don’t have access to these stores or want to purchase from outside the USA, they can ship overseas also.

Click here for more info, or click here to read the article.

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October 2021


I was given the cover feature in ArteMorbida, an Italian magazine focusing on the varied panorama of international contemporary textile arts. It’s quite an interesting magazine! You can see some of my work and read an interview.

Digital and print versions (in Italian and English) are available here,

or click here to read the article.

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My ring “Purple Dewdrop” is on view at SCAD Museum of Art until January 20, 2022, part of the exhibition “Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection.”


Purple Dewdrop: Polyester, sterling silver

2.75 x 1.6 in

70 x 41 mm


July 2021

Necklace “Seascape” is now in the permanent collection of the V&A (Victoria and Albert) Museum, London.


Brooch “Gathering-White” is now in the permanent collection of the Decorative Arts Museum (Musée des Arts Décoratifs), Paris. 

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I’m excited to be participating in the Collect International Art Fair for Contemporary Craft and Design, London (represented by Micheko Galerie, Munich), 26 Feb-2 Mar 2021.


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My work was featured in my favorite magazine, Uppercase, and I was selected for the front and back covers! The magazine is published in Canada, and is distributed in Canada, USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Asia. It’s full of color and the designs are really inspiring. Just looking at the magazine make me feel happy!

The article can be read here

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I'm participating in an exhibition exploring the topic of pleats at TAMAT - Tapestry and Textile Arts Museum of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation & Museum of Fine Arts in Tournai, Belgium.

PLEATS. ART & TEXTILES February 8 to May 24, 2020.


My work was recently included in A Big Important Artist: A Womanual by Danielle Krysa, founder of Jealous Curator.

Click here for more information or click here to read the article.

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MUNICH: I will be doing a solo show, "Natural Grace," featuring my latest fiber work at Micheko Galerie as part of Munich Jewelry Week (March 6-13).

March 10 to April 4 2020

I will also be at the opening on March 10, from 6 to 9PM.


Micheko Galerie

Theresienstr. 18
D – 80333 Munich
T: +49 89 38 16 93 88


I just participated in the 'LOOT: Mad About Jewelry' show at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, April 8-13 2019.


I was awarded the Fourth Annual LOOT Acquisition Prize and this piece is now part of the museum's permanent collection.


To those of you who attended, thank you so much for visiting the show!


I had the great fortune to be invited by Jean Paul Gaultier to collaborate on his Paris Fashion Week haute couture, which was held on January 23, 2019. I was very excited to meet him, and he was very warm and friendly. Images from the show can be seen here.

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Boston, Massachusetts: I'm participating in the Society of Arts + Crafts group show "Adorning Boston and Beyond: Contemporary Studio Jewelry Then + Now", on view November 8 2018 - February 17 2019

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I will be showing my latest work at Galeria Tereza Seabra as part of Bairro das Artes '18 in Lisbon, Portugal from September 20-October 20, and I will be at the opening on September 20th from 6pm to 10pm.

About Bairro das Artes '18:
Now in its 9th edition, the Bairro das Artes presents 39 events taking place in galleries, museums, bookshops and other spaces associated with the contemporary arts. 
20th September, from 6pm to 10pm, at different contemporary art spaces throughout Lisboa.


My work was recently included in the book, "Dimensional Cloth: Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists," by Andra F. Stanton.

Available from Amazon:

or click here to read article.

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I was delighted to provide several of my earrings to American fashion designer Lela Rose for her Spring 2019 launch in NYC. I love the simple, elegant sophistication of Lela's designs, and my earrings complemented her work. 

Now my pieces are available at SFMoMA Museum store.

MUNICH, GERMANY: I will be doing a solo show featuring my latest fiber work at Micheko Galerie, as part of Munich Jewelry Week from March 6-13,2018 with the opening reception on the 6th. If you will be in Munich then, please come by the gallery and say hello!

Micheko Galerie
Theresienstr. 18
D – 80333 Munich
T: +49 89 38 16 93 88


BRISTOL, RHODE ISLAND: I will be participating in the Bristol Art Museum's group show, “Fiber & Glass,” on view February 9th–March 25th 2018.

This metal wall piece has been accepted into the permanent collection of the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis.


When the chain is pulled, the Japanese ladies bow to each other mechanically.


下のチェーンを引っ張ると交互にお辞儀をします。メタルで出来てるこの作品は最近National Ornamental Metal Museum のパーマネントコレクションになりました。

I was featured in Diver Magazine's November 2017 issue in Japan.

You can view the article here.…/…/ref=sr_1_7…

My work is in this beautiful hardcover book from Germany called "Creative Extremes." Text is in both German and English. Quite an interesting book!
You can view the article here.…/…/3772477828

My work is in the book, "Wearable Art," by Anne Lee and E. Ashley Rooney, published by Schiffer Publications, USA. 

You can view the article here.…/…/ref=sr_1_1…

Hå gamle prestegard museum in Nærbø, Norway.

September 2 - October 1,  2017

"Translucent Explorations"


Come see my latest fiber sculptures and wearable pieces at a beautiful seaside museum in Nærbø, Norway.

"Garden Mosaic"

National Ornamental Metal Museum


Through August 27, 2017

Group Exhibition  - Metal in Motion

I'll be showing four very complex and labor-intensive pieces.

Most of my pieces are interactive, with full movement and many surprises.

374 Metal Museum Dr.

Memphis, TN 38106

"Pachinko Voyage"

My work was included in ELLE DECOR JAPAN’s April 2017 issue.


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MoMA Design Store in New York started to sell my pieces but they are already backordered. They will be available in April. 

Some of my pieces are going to MoMA Design Store in Tokyo and begin selling in mid-March 2017.


制作の拠点はアメリカですがこの度ニューヨークのMoMA Design Store から表参道の支店に作品が送られます。3月半ば頃に発売開始です。


H.P. FRANCE 主催のファッションとデザインを中心とした合同展示会 “rooms 34 ”が国立代々木競技場第一体育館で2月15日から17日まで開催されます。DRAMAエリアで作品をディスプレーします。

H.P. FRANCE has organized an international trade show, “ rooms 34 ” for the fashion and design trade at Yoyogi National Stadium Gymnasium in Tokyo on 2/15-17.
My pieces will be on display, hanging from the ceiling.

New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA, USA

An exhibition of selected works from Fiber Art Now's juried print exhibit, "Excellence in Fibers."


1/25 - 3/29/2017

Reception:1/29, 2-5PM


My piece, “Seascape,“ is on the cover of Fiber Art Now’s "Excellence in Fibers" special, which is part of their Winter 2016 /2017 double flip-book issue.

The issue is now available at Barnes & Noble in the US, Chapters Books in Canada, and on select newsstands in the UK. 



September 16 - October 18,  2016

Shiseido’s flagship store in Tokyo’s exclusive Ginza district is featuring my work in a show called “Ittenten” (一点展). I’m showing a one-of-a-kind piece which is also available for purchase in the store. The piece is on the first floor in the Beauty Marché salon.



【一点展★KUSUMOTO MARIKO氏のオブジェ「バブル」を展示中】国内外で活躍するアーティストの選りすぐりの作品を一点展示する、一点展。
今回は、アーティストのKUSUMOTO MARIKO氏の作品を展示しております。

KUSUMOTO MARIKO氏は、「心と五感を刺激する事象」を観察し、独自のイマジネーションで再編成しているアーティスト。メタルや半透明のファイバー素材を加熱し加工した作品は、まるで新世界の深海の生き物のよう。日本独特の不完全の美や、わびさび、ミニマリズムへの造詣の深さを独自の世界観でアレンジし、注目を集めています。

これまで見て来たさまざまな体験、記憶、思いが、作品に反映されていると思います」と、KUSUMOTO MARIKO氏。


【お問い合わせ】SHISEIDO THE GINZA 代表 03-3571-7735

FENG Magazine, September 2016

FENG is a Chinese-language business and lifestyle magazine published in Malaysia.

You can view the article here.

Artist Magazine 藝術家雜誌 

July, 2016 Taiwan

You can see the feature here.



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21st International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft 
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
December 4, 2015 - January 30, 2016 
My piece won a Jurors' Award and is currently on display at the Wayne Art Center.

I'm happy to announce that this sea creature necklace was recently acquired by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for their permanent collection!

This piece is made of polyester.













A Juried Exhibition in Print

Fiber Art Now, Winter 2015/2016 issue


I was honored to be selected as one of 30 artists to be included in this juried exhibition, and Fiber Art Now is now planning a traveling show of EXCELLENCE IN FIBERS at museums and galleries. Watch this page for more details!


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Two of my rings (one in resin and the other in polyester) were added to the Swiss National Museum's permanent collection!-The Kock Collection.

(September 2015)

My metal piece, "Self-Entertainment Kit," is included in the curated "Exhibition in Print" special issue published by Metalsmith. This piece has lots of movement and surprises.


You can see how it works and learn more details in a stop-motion video here.

(September 2015)

DPI is a Taiwanese magazine for illustrators. Even though it is mainly about illustration, they include other media such as sculpture, animation, craft, etc., and demonstrate of variety. 


I feel honored to be in this publication because it is a really beautiful, high-quality magazine. 


You can see the feature here.

(September 2015)


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